Now that the European Union has banned cosmetic products tested on animals, the push is underway to impose the same ban in the United States. A new poll by Lake Research Partners shows 67 percent of Americans opposed testing cosmetics on animals. That’s an important result, but even still, I wonder what the other 33 [...]
The first animal-welfare group I ever official joined as a member was the North Carolina Network for Animals, back in my college days. The group focused somewhat on the use of animals in product testing. People can argue about whether or not testing for a particular product is required. But the one thing no one [...]
Kitten buried in concrete: A kitten discovered buried alive in concrete and inside a pipe died days after being rescued back in May. Law enforcement officials in Arizona are investing the case. There are some strange allegations flying in the case, according to an article on the Star Tribune website. But the bottom line is [...]
The Associated Press has reported Doug O’Neill, the trainer of race horse I’ll Have Another, has been suspended 45 days by the California Horse Racing Board. O’Neill has denied direct involvement in giving horses performance-enhancing substances, but the rules apparent hold the trainer ultimately responsible. The AP story also included this tidbit – “” It [...]
The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine and celebrity spokesmen such as Alec Baldwin, Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Alicia Silverstone, Woody Harrelson, Kevin Nealon and James Franco are speaking out in support of the Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act. The movement seeks to end the cruel testing on Great Apes.